Dallas Cowboys score first touchdown of season with a big play in the first quarter. Brett Maher knocks through a chip shot and the Cowboys lead 7-0. The next drive ended with the Cowboys facing fourth-and-four at the Giants’ 14-yard line, but CeeDee Lamb couldn’t haul in a quick slant. The Cowboys then punt.
The Cowboys have a chance to tie the game in the second quarter. The first possession of the second half ends in a three-and-out. The Cowboys need a long pass, but it is not caught. Instead, Simi Fehoko almost hauls in a deep ball from the Cowboys quarterback, but it was intercepted by Mike Edwards. Dallas takes a timeout with 10 seconds left in the half, and they drive to midfield where they can run for a first down.
Dallas continues to move the chains but fails to get a first down. Fortunately, Mike Nugent kicks a 48-yard field goal, and the Cowboys take a 9-7 lead at halftime. Despite the score, Philadelphia continues to struggle to create offense. Philadelphia starts the second half at their own 10 with a punt.
While the Dallas Cowboys may not be in the position to win the Super Bowl this season, they are still winning in other ways. Despite the loss, the team won’t be Super Bowl contenders for a second consecutive season, but they did beat the last undefeated team in the league. In that respect, it is still an impressive performance for a franchise that has had a tough season.
After a tough loss to the Giants in the Divisional round, the Cowboys finally scored a touchdown in a game despite missing Dak Prescott. Cooper Rush led the way to victory with a 25-10 victory. Despite being a rookie, Cooper Rush finished the game with a solid performance. He completed 15 of 27 pass attempts for 223 yards and no interceptions. In addition, the Cowboys’ defense racked up two more turnovers. Besides the touchdown, there were five targets who had more than 50 yards. Another notable performance came from wide receiver Amari Cooper, who had seven catches for 85 yards.
The second quarter was the most exciting in the game. After the Cowboys scored a touchdown, they quickly took control and buried the Atlanta Falcons 43-3. The Cowboys had a 36-3 lead at halftime and were able to add one more touchdown in the fourth quarter. In addition, Dallas had blocked a punt by Atlanta with 37 seconds left in the second quarter. Then, they added the two-point conversion for their 36th point of the half.
The Cowboys are now 2-1 after a tough game in MetLife Stadium. The defense played great all night, but the Giants couldn’t keep up. Sterling Shepard took a big hit late in the game and had to leave the field in pain.